Time is up for drug dealers in Mount Gambier, with Crime Stoppers South Australia calling on local residents to anonymously report information about those manufacturing and distributing crystal methylamphetamine (‘ice’) and other illicit drugs.
Crime Stoppers is now targeting Mount Gambier and surrounding areas during a two-week intensive Dob in a Dealer campaign to gather information about local drug dealing activity.
The local campaign is part of a national Dob in a Dealer program funded by the Federal Government to aid in the detection and disruption of drugs being supplied across the state.
Residents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers to anonymously report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the local community.
“The community is well aware of the devastating effects of ice so we are asking all residents to help put a stop to the flow of drugs. Halting the spread of ice requires a whole-of-community response and Dob in a Dealer is specifically aimed at stopping the manufacture and supply of drugs,” Crime Stoppers SA Chair, Ms Sharon Hanlon said.
“Crime Stoppers is committed to working with SA Police, the media and local residents to gather information that can help to reduce drug supply and drug related crimes and help keep the community safe,” she said.
“Local residents often hold the key to information that can help reduce crime. We are asking residents to play an active role and report those people that are manufacturing locally, or bringing harmful drugs into the region.” Anyone making a report to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and rewards are available.
If you think you have information about someone in your community who is manufacturing or supplying drugs, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report securely online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au
Crime Stoppers is focused on gathering information to stop the supply and manufacture of drugs. If you or someone you know is affected by drug use or addiction, please contact support services such as Family Drug Help on 1300 660 068 or Youth Support and Advocacy Service on 1800 014 446.
Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit community organisation, helping to keep families and communities safe. We work closely with police to provide valuable information from the public to help solve crime. Any information you provide is confidential and you can remain anonymous – so if you see something or you know something, say something.